Business Travel Road Warrior


  • Free Hotel Wi-Fi Means More Profits: CEO Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    Road warriors rejoice! InterContinental Hotels Group will offer free Wi-Fi to all its loyalty program members in 2014, a perk more travelers demand.

  • US Airways CEO: Sometimes I Forget to Turn Off Cell Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    It's not up to the airlines whether passengers should be allowed to keep their devices on during takeoffs and landings, said Doug Parker, who will be CEO of the merged American Airlines.

  • First Voice-Activated Flight Search App Unveiled Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:49 PM ET
    CheapAir's voice activated flight search app. released the first-ever app allowing users to search for flights by simply speaking their request into an iPhone or iPad.

  • FAA May Allow Tablet Use During Flights: Report Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The FAA may announce by year's end relaxed rules, allowing use of tablets and reading devices during takeoff and landing, the New York Times reports.

  • Now Boarding Sooner: Fliers Without Carry-Ons Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

    American is testing a new boarding procedure, allowing fliers without large carry-ons to board early. But is this a way to get passengers to pay checked bag fees?

  • Cutback in the Skies Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Cutback in the Skies

    Which airports will lose funding from the FAA because of the sequester? CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the list.

  • A Southwest Airlines plane stands between two AirTran Airways planes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

    Finally! Nearly two years after Southwest and AirTran merged, travelers can now buy a single ticket that contains flights on both airlines.

  • Casino in the Sky! Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Casino in the Sky!

    In this CNBC Road Warrior business travel report, two French companies are trying to convince airlines -- and private jet owners -- to add high-end casinos to their planes. But there's a big catch.

  • American's Map Tool for Fliers: Cool But Users Beware Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    American Airlines unveils a new logo and exterior for its planes.

    American has launched a new tool allowing frequent fliers to search for available award seats on a real-time map. But the nifty online feature comes with risks.

  • Airline Battles: How Carriers Target Rich Customers Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    First Class seating on a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner.

    Instead of making that dreaded red-eye flight between Los Angeles and New York in a traditional seat where getting some sleep at a slight decline is difficult, imagine catching a few hours of sleep in a lie-flat seat.

  • United Airlines "Lie-Flat BusinessFirst Seats".

    United's premium service flights out of JFK recently got an upgrade, joining other carriers that are offering upgraded amenities on popular routes.

  • Why Airlines Are Targeting Wealthy Flyers Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    Why Airlines Are Targeting Wealthy Flyers

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains why airlines are pulling out all the stops to win over higher paying travelers.

  • Hotel Rewards Points: Getting Less Rewarding? Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    If you've been hoarding hotel rewards points, now might be the time to use them. Several hotel chains are making big changes.

  • Hotel Amenities Get Funny With Debut of 'Loo Laughs' Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Travelodge Loo Laughs

    Hotel room toilet paper with a sense of humor? Yep, it's true, as Travelodge introduces "loo laughs" at its newest hotel location opening atop a comedy club.

  • How Your Travel Loyalty Programs Are Changing Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Starwood's CEO sat down with CNBC to discuss their loyalty program, as the industry makes changes.

  • TripAdvisor Hits New Milestone Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    TripAdvisor Hits New Milestone

    The world's largest travel site just hit a record 100 million reviews. Steve Kaufer, President & CEO of TripAdvisor, discusses where he sees the greatest opportunities for growth amid increasing competition.

  • DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest numbers from the U.S. Dept, of Transportation on air travel; including flight delays, tarmac times, mishandled baggage and consumer complaints.

  • British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    British Airways is set to debut the double-decker Airbus A380 seating on the London to Los Angeles route.

  • Moxy Hotel

    Marriott International and the property division of IKEA Group will debut chic, tech-friendly Moxy Hotels in Europe beginning in 2014 - furniture assembly not required.

  • Website Rates the Best US Airports for Dating Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Lengthy airport layover and lonely? offers travelers a way to connect and make new friends. The site also ranked the top U.S. airports for meeting new people.


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